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Poster: Lakechi Date: Dec 16, 2004 2:46am
Forum: etree Subject: Process of Becoming LMA Gold Medalion Members


1. Crap your pants cause you have found one of the greatest websites on earth

2. Immediately check out all the band and realize that a favorite band isn't located on the wondeful website and you want to know why...

3. Ignore Faqs (this one is really important cause it leads into number 4)

4. Post something like --- This website has all these other bands why isn't New Kids on the BLock here - they were extremely tape friendly

5. Congrats you are now a LMA freshman cause you will get hazed and flamed through a reply like - its a government conspiracy, or not even a response JUST A LINK to an FAQ (now this may piss you off, but then...

6. you do (a little) research and find out policies and what not and may learn a thing or two, maybe even a lesson...but...

7. You quickly realize that shns aren't compatible to your burner, and post a question like "i think the show is corrupt - i did everything i was supposed to and now the show won't burn"

8. YOu realize that you should have never posted that cause you get a link to http://www.etree.org/mkw.html

9. you are in HEAVEN downloading shows all the time even before you go to bed, getting up early to (convert and) burn shows for your drive to work or school...

10. YOu think, " Well the flames werent too bad and i am going to redeem myself" and quickly post your utmost dedication to this site and say how awesome it is to have found it and are so greatfull to the people who founded it and all those who contribute especially the bands for allowing there shows posted ( forget NewKids - i don;t even like them anymore)

11. All is forgiven and you are now a Bronze Card carrier...

12. YOu lay low for a little while downloading shows writing reviews and responding to posts. You start getting interested in how many shows are uploaded each month and how many artists welcome the LMA...you may even post a prediction of when a big turning point will be reached like 1000 bands or 20000 shows - this is just a freshman act of your past, but must acted upon, - get over it quickly

13. You realize that you must tell all your friends, and local bands that you see, but you quickly see the downfall...you are reminded of your past as you see newbie posts exponentially posted and frankly you are sick of replying to others on how to unzip a damn zip file (by the way http://www.winzip.com/ - the zip program that comes with windows isnt always that great...you try freeing up some hard drive space...???

14. You think I must save this place from infestation and humor yourself to death by writing witty replies to these awful newbie posts

15. you take a deep breath

16. YOu realize that you can't change the world so you might as well ignore these horendous posts and start contributing more - you trade and upload shows you might even donate some money

17 WHAT!!! error with metadata...i must ask why my show wasnt uploaded properly and is my SCI still waiting to be approved??? its been 2 hours!, but a light bulb goes off and you immediatley go to the FAQ

18. Congrats you are now a silver medallion member

most people can't get passed this stage...sorry

19. you form a band, become tape friendly, and allow people to upload your shows...(you think just anyone can become a gold member)
- or you become a top contributer or curator...(top downloaders don;t count)

19a. eventually the newbies learn the ways of the gold medallion members and without taking the proper steps announce themselves gold medallion member ( without even reading this post on the FAQ page!!!)

20. the whole system comes crashing down...

I am still on step number 14...wait nope 15 ahhhhhhhhhh

that felt great...

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Poster: 13makers13 Date: Apr 5, 2005 2:13pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Process of Becoming LMA Gold Medalion Members

lots of interesting folks here at the archive. i don't say or do much...i find the faqs most informative...ive downloaded 100's of shows and have had no problems...should i go buy a lottery ticket? whats with all the frustration?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Apr 5, 2005 9:57pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Process of Becoming LMA Gold Medalion Members

whats with

That was a humor jam with chords based on the major posting themes at the time. Siiick. ;)

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Poster: Rock_Head_00 Date: Dec 16, 2004 7:16am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Process of Becoming LMA Gold Medalion Members

What the????????????? I wish I had this much free time. Peace

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Poster: jambex Date: Dec 16, 2004 10:28am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Process of Becoming LMA Gold Medalion Members

I did have this much free time once. Then I was BORN and a JOB found me!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Dec 16, 2004 8:53pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Process of Becoming LMA Gold Medalion Members

I did have this much free time once... then I discoved the Archive. -Goldie ;)

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Poster: zxr11 Date: Mar 23, 2008 5:49am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Process of Becoming LMA Gold Medalion Members

really a humur thing,good!

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Poster: jambex Date: Dec 16, 2004 10:32am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Process of Becoming LMA Gold Medalion Members

I'll probably stick with my self-certified "sponge" medallion status.

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Poster: svenkid Date: Dec 16, 2004 1:23pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Process of Becoming LMA Gold Medalion Members

wesome post! I definately upload more than I download
bronze > silver

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Poster: tomo Date: Dec 16, 2004 3:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Process of Becoming LMA Gold Medalion Members

wow